Are your service advisors burning out?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 14-Jun-2021 11:00:00

As life eases back to some kind of normal, many of us are catching up with jobs we’ve not been allowed to do — or simply put off — for too long. Things like getting the dog groomed, nervously opening up for the dental hygienist or an OMG-we’re-actually-going-on-holiday last-minute car service...

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Topics: customer experience, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Aftersales, personalisation, customer relationships, quality, service, digitisation, coronavirus, covid-19, 2021 Dealership Customer Engagement Report

Vehicle Visuals integrates with CustomerLounge to increase revenue for dealers

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 01-Jun-2021 11:00:00

Our integration gives dealers access to more than 250 videos showing customers what different repairs and maintenance jobs involve. Sending these videos to customers effortlessly via CustomerLounge can help customers understand and agree to more repairs.

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Topics: loyalty, dealerships, communication, feature updates, Customerlounge, software, digitisation, eVHC, MOT, trust, VHC

Thinking of upgrading your DMS comms? 5 things to look out for

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 17-May-2021 10:48:18

The communication tools your DMS offers aren’t always easy to use and don’t always give your customers a premium experience. But how do you sort the wheat from the chaff when choosing an aftersales communications platform?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, dms, dealer management, communication, digital, dealer software, automotive, software, digitisation

Can service advisors really work from home?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 04-May-2021 10:45:00

As we emerge, blinking, out of another lockdown, is this really it? Or are COVID-19 and its variants here to stay, requiring annual vaccines and regular lockdowns? The truth is, nobody yet knows.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, IT, dealer software, automotive, customer relationships, software, service, digitisation, covid-19

Are you ready for the rush?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 26-Apr-2021 11:00:00

Research from Bumper reveals that 63% of car owners have delayed servicing and repairs due to COVID-19. Now that restrictions are easing, are you ready to handle the influx of work while still delivering great service?

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Topics: customer experience, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Aftersales, automotive, customer relationships, quality, service, digitisation, coronavirus, covid-19

Are all-in-one digital tools right for dealerships?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 12-Apr-2021 10:45:00

Many dealerships look for digital tools that can handle a multitude of different tasks in their aftersales department. The simplicity and convenience of this approach are obvious – but is it a mistake?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, dms, IT, dealer software, automotive, software, CDK Global, service, digitisation

Rethinking VHCs with digital tools

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 06-Apr-2021 10:45:00

Vehicle health checks (VHCs) are valuable tools for aftersales departments. But there’s a world of difference between a good VHC and a great one. Digital tools may hold the answer.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, IT, Aftersales, automotive, software, service, eVHC, VHC

4 steps to switching from phone-based to digital-first communications

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 29-Mar-2021 09:13:19

If you’re ready to digitise the way your aftersales department communicates with customers, this blog will help you understand how to get started.

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Topics: technology, dealerships, dms, IT, communication, dealer software, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, software, dealer, Support, branding, digitisation, website

Rethinking the relationship between digital and personal

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 22-Mar-2021 11:00:00

Many people argue that digital tools and services are inferior to the service that a genuine human being can offer. But the relationship between digital and personal services is more complicated than that.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Customerlounge, automotive, personalisation, customer relationships, dealer, digitisation

4 tips to make service more personal

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 15-Mar-2021 11:00:00

83% of dealerships agree that customer satisfaction increases significantly when customers receive tailor-made services. How can aftersales teams deliver the personal touch at scale when they’re so busy all of the time?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Aftersales, automotive, personalisation, customer relationships, dealer, customer loyalty, digitisation

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